Forestry Services

Khowutzun Forest Services (KFS) is a full service company providing forest management planning, engineering, silviculture, harvesting, and GIS mapping services to the Forest Sector.

Traditionally ... the Cowichan people were involved extensively in forestry, in order to provide them with the materials they required for most of the necessities of life, such as houses, canoes, boxes, paddles, firewood, most tools and implements as well as for barks, roots and branches that were used for a variety of purposes. Most traditional forestry was accomplished by felling trees by burning the roots or by controlled burning through the tree. Bark was obtained by making cuts on the tree and then pulling off strips of the bark.